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NBC
Nov 11, 2012 6:00am EST
focus of an fbi investigation. nbc's andrea michelle first broke the story. she says she has more on the fbi's in -- how the fbi inadvertently found out about the general's affair. >> general david petraeus tumbled from the highest levels of government service after acknowledging what he called unacceptable behavior. an extramarital affair exposed bay cascading series of events that sources say started with a seemingly unrelated complaint to the fbi. triggered by e-mails from petraeus's biography paula broadwell to another woman not related to petraeus who felt she was being harassed and complained to the fbi. officials say in recent weeks, the fbi traced the e-mails to broadwell and only stumbled on the relationship with petraeus as a result. >> it's so politically sensitive that my guess is the decision was made near or at the top level of the fbi to sit down with general petraeus and have a discussion with him and let him know that this information had been discovered. >> broadwell has not been shy about her access to petraeus, co-hosting a barbecue with jon stewart to raise mo
NBC
Nov 12, 2012 7:00am EST
is reaching beyond washington this morning. >> his admitted affair was first discovered when the fbi discovered threatening e-mails when sent to a woman in florida. she's now identified as a married mother who works as an unpaid social liaison on an air force base. she says she and the general are family friends. more on her straight ahead, and we'll have a live interview with petraeus' former spokesman who talked with him over the weekend. and then we'll talk with the political fallout of all of this with the former speaker of the house newt gingrich. >> let's get to the news first and nbc's andrea mitchell. she is the one who first broke this story. andrea, good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. law enforcement officials say that it all began with a complaint to the fbi last summer from a family friend of david petraeus as a woman who said she was receiving anonymous computer threat. that launched an investigation that eviolently brought down a storied military career, changed the leadership of the cia and has congress questioning just how the fbi handled this sensitive ca
NBC
Nov 18, 2012 10:00am EST
there are people out there, an f.b.i. agent, c.i.a. agent and they can drop anything anywhere. will you keep him on? >> he's the c.i.a. director and blackmail and all the possibilities are there. could they blackmail bill clinton? chris: put out the word he had an affair but i'm keeping him. >> everybody makes their own judgment as to whether this is more important than that. chris: right. >> if you're asking me about the people i named in history, i think what they did for the country was more important than the other but you can disagree. chris: but were all kept secret at the time. >> except for bill clinton. in retrospect he say he was a good president and mr. was peace and prosperity under bill clinton. petraeus had to go for the reasons jodi pointed out. you're the head of the nation's spy agency leaving inappropriate emails, sexual emails on a g-mail account and for that reason alone he had to go. reckless. chris: is there a different attitude, we always hear these stories, and you hear of the great leaders, and you hear the stories of cars parked in front of the house. and miterand, followi
NBC
Nov 1, 2012 6:00pm EDT
, ever since the e-mails that were uncovered by former fbi director louis freeh became public over the summer. it clearly implicated graham spanier, the president of penn state university, for 16 years in knowledge of the allegations about sandusky and going along with the decision not to report them to child welfare authorities. in this one e-mail from 2001, where spanier says -- agrees, not to report this. that would be a better, more humane approach to sandusky, not to report it. just ask him to try to get some professional help. and what the pennsylvania attorney general said today, linda kelley was, he was part of a conspiracy of silence that put the sbrets of jerry sandusky over the welfare of those children. >> what are the implications of this for penn state? >> the school, as you know, is facing massive lawsuits from those victims. jerry sandusky is now convicted, gone off to state prison, 30 to 60 years, that will take care of the rest of his life. but all the eight victims in that trial are likely to sue as well as now the lift of victims who have been identified to penn
NBC
Nov 16, 2012 10:00pm EST
inadvertently exposed the affair between petraeus and broadwell when she asked the fbi to investigate those anonymous e-mails she was getting. but that inquiry also brought to light an he felt mail connection between kelley and general john allen, whose appointment to nato is now on hold while government investigators take a look at their relationship. a lot of people in town were already looking at jill kelley's lavish parties. tampa bay party planner, ken walters. >> jill kelley and her lovely sister, they are lovely, lovely ladies. they're not shrinking violets, though. they indeed do speak their mind. >> some people commented on their dress, not always appropriate. or their casualness approaching top military leaders and hugging them and kissing them on the cheek maybe wasn't always appreciated by everyone in the room. >> reporter: kelley's closeness with the famous generals seemed to open a world far beyond caviar cocktail parties. she received a pass to walk on to the local air force base without a military escort. and according to a new york businessman, she claimed general petraeus
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